The last Saab 9-5 generation was also available as an option with DAB reception. Then came DAB + and the frustration among buyers who had paid the surcharge for the DAB system was great. Because both standards use different coding methods. And DAB + is backwards compatible. But not the other way around.
DAB + Digital Radio for the Saab 9-5 NG
For the Saab 9-5 NG, DAB + was never a possible option in the surcharge lists. Now, 6 years after the end of production, a digital solution is also available for the last Saab that rolled off the production line in Trollhättan. That's unusual after such a long period of time. But the last 9-5 generation has a special position anyway, as you can see from the prices for good vehicles.
The solution is fully integrated into the vehicle's audio system, DAB + reception can be controlled via the usual menu navigation, all functions are retained.
In Germany DAB + is widespread, the network coverage along the highways is 96%, in the rest of Germany at 90%. The reception of the digital radio is superior to the analogue offer, additional services are possible. Norway is now completely switching to the new technology, our neighbors in Switzerland want to follow the time corridor between 2020 and 2024.
The first conversion to digital radio for a 9-5 NG was carried out last week in Kiel. At the Lafrentz car dealership, a customer's Saab from Norway was brought up to the latest standard. The last big Saab is thus fit for the future, and its owner can continue to follow the latest radio reports in all regions of Norway.
The Car dealership Lafrentz offers the conversion to digital reception, which takes approximately 5 hours, for a fixed price of 990,00 €. The conversion is possible for vehicles that had previously DAB on board, as well as for Saab 9-5 NG without DAB ex works.